Chapman's 105.1 mph pitch matches fastest since 2008
NEW YORK (AP) The 105.1 mph pitch from Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman to Baltimore's J.J. Hardy matched the fastest since Major League Baseball began tracking speeds in 2008.
Chapman also threw a 105.1 mph fastball for Cincinnati against San Diego on Sept. 24, 2010, MLB said Tuesday.
During Monday night's game, Chapman's fastest heater was taken for a ball by Hardy. The New York lefty threw five pitches that ranged from 104.0 to 105.1 mph. He has thrown a big league-high 217 pitches of 100 mph or more, and 46.1 percent of his 471 pitches have reached 100 mph.
MLB originally installed a PITCH f/x system to track pitches and implemented a Statcast system last year that uses Doppler radar.